All around the crafty blogging world I’ve been seeing pumpkins covered in some cool object or another. Pumpkins covered in fabric, covered in thumbtacks, covered in buttons, it was all over the place and I loved every one of them. When I came across these little pumpkins at the dollar store, I thought I could surely find something interesting to cover them with.
And right there in the dollar store was my answer. A whole endcap filled with glow in the dark sticks. How cool would a pumpkin wrapped in glow sticks look guiding trick or treaters to your front porch. Very cool.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the glowsticks to bend enough to take the shape of the pumpkin. I tried glue, I tried sticky dots, I tried every configuration of little pieces I had, but they refused to conform to my will. Finally I thought of pinning the sticks to the styrofoam pumpkin, but then all the glowy liquid leaked right out.
Trying to make this project work no matter what, I started painting the glowy liquid on, despite all the little pieces of glass that come from inside the tubes. The liquid wouldn’t dry and was a total mess, and then I finally realized that they actually just make glow in the dark paint.
That way would have been much easier.